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Pumpkin Creatures: Spiders


Green gourds cut in half and attached with toothpicks turn a traditional jack-o'-lantern into a sinister setting for spiders.



  1. Step 1

    Slice a small green gourd in half and attach to pumpkin with toothpicks.

  2. Step 2

    Draw 8 legs and 2 antennae around gourd with a grease pencil or marker. Remove gourd while you carve the drawn appendages into the top layer (orange skin) of the pumpkin with a linoleum cutter.

  3. Step 3

    Replace gourd on toothpicks and light from within.

Martha Stewart Living, October 2003